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L999 Spring 2018 The Continental Colors in Philadelphia in 1754?

Course number : L999 Spring 2018   
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Thursday, 11:50–1:15, May 10
Instructor: Peter Ansoff
Historians of the American flag have long been puzzled by an engraving of the Philadelphia waterfront made in 1754. It depicts a ship at anchor in the Delaware River, flying a flag that resembles the “Continental Colors” or “Grand Union” flag of the American Revolutionary War navy. But that flag, and the Continental Navy itself, were not created until 1775, when the Americans began their struggle for independence. What was the flag doing in Philadelphia 21 years earlier? This course will propose a surprising answer with events on three continents, including some maritime history, some art history, and even an excursion into the history of beer.
See R975 for instructor information.

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1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Peter Ansoff 

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/10/2018 - 5/10/2018 Weekly - Thu 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Sterling, Loudoun   Map Peter Ansoff 

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